What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

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How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work.

Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support

Electronic Health Reporter

In April 2019, CMS announced the Primary Cares Initiative which is expected to reduce administrative burdens and increase patient care while decreasing healthcare costs. Learn more about the payment models of the Primary Cares Initiatives, and how eConsults directly support this new initiative. The article Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

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Industry Voices—Primary care needs a new operating system

FierceHealthIT

Primary care was meant to be the front door to the healthcare system. Primary care needs to take a new approach, to be "unbundled," so it can become more verticalized and personalized But as a front door, it’s pretty broken.

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

Primary care doctors fear delayed care will lead to serious illnesses, death

FierceHealthIT

More than a third of primary care clinicians fear their patients will die because of delayed care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD lands $2.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others

Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

Mobi Health News

It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

1 in 5 primary care practices predicts closure in a month, but telehealth could help

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As many as 20% of primary care practices predict they could close within four weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted between April 10 and April 13 by the non-profit Primary Care Collaborative.

Humana waives cost-sharing for primary care, behavioral health visits through end of 2020 

FierceHealthIT

Humana will now waive all cost-sharing for primary care and behavioral health care visits through the end of the year for its Medicare Advantage members.

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Virtual primary care startup opens first of many in-office clinics for workers

Mobi Health News

Eden Health's latest expansion to its hybrid approach comes from a recent deal with Convene

Tech-enabled Medicare-focused primary care provider Iora Health scores additional $126M

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest with participation from Cox Enterprise, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors,406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures.

Insurers blend telemedicine into primary care

Morning eHealth

Former FDA head speaks on health data, privacy — A nudge can go a long way, new Apple Watch study finds

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Premera Blue Cross launches virtual primary care health plan

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

3 steps to changing your EHR system

KevinMD

Tech COVID-19 coronavirus Health IT Primary CareIf you are a physician unhappy with your current EHR system (surveys suggest 2 out of 3 are), and you do have the ability to switch, this article is for you.

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Primary care practices struggle with inconsistent payment for telehealth, still lack testing, PPE

FierceHealthIT

Changes in telehealth reimbursement and federal relief funding might not be enough to bolster many primary care practices during the COVID pandemic.

Anthem, K Health team up on personalized primary care tool for members

Mobi Health News

The deal comes with an investment of "tens of millions of dollars" from Anthem to K Health.

AI Could Soon Have A Big Impact On Primary Care

Healthcare IT Today

A lot of discussion about healthcare AI is vague and visionary in nature. Most of us know that these technologies have a very promising future, but until recently it hasn’t been clear just when practical applications will emerge. That could be changing, though.

Premera Blue Cross teams up with 98point6 to launch virtual primary care plan

FierceHealthIT

Premera Blue Cross teams up with 98point6 to launch virtual primary care plan. pminemyer. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:28

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

FierceHealthIT

There's an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t

Hybrid in-person, virtual primary care startup Carbon Health scores $30M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

Brookfield Growth Partners led the round, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.

Large employers embrace advanced primary care in 2020: NBGH survey

FierceHealthIT

As employers make their approach to health benefits an integral part of their overall workforce strategy, many are turning to emerging options such as advanced primary care to meet their employees’ needs, a new survey shows.

CMS accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday that is now accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models.

A slow death by charting

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareIt's 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I'm sitting at work "finishing" up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one.

Humana, Doctor on Demand launch virtual primary care health plan

FierceHealthIT

Humana is teaming up with telehealth company Doctor on Demand to launch a virtual primary care health plan, called On Hand, that gives patients access to preventive care, urgent care, and behavioral health through video visits with lower monthly premiums

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

Fewer individuals choose to see their primary care physician, and more are turning to quick clinics or urgent care offices for […]. The article Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The change in practice transformed recordkeeping for Rob’s practice, raising the question: What does a medical record look like if it used not for billing but only for patient care? Health Care Law and Consulting.

5 clinician concerns about OpenNotes

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareMore than 200 health organizations have now implemented OpenNotes. Many more are piloting, are soon to implement — or have implemented, and we don’t know it!

Half of primary care doctors say they aren't ready for increase in Alzheimer's cases

FierceHealthIT

While they are on the front lines of diagnosing and providing care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, half of primary care physicians say the medical profession is not prepared to meet an expected increase in demands

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution? Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

Iora Health's digitally-backed primary care attracts another $100M

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million